OBITUARY

Betty Jane and Stanley Benton Montgomery

April 23, 1923August 19, 2016
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Betty Jane Montgomery (nee Fink), 93, born in Coleridge, NE on April 23, 1923 was called to be with the Lord on Friday, August 19, 2016 in O’Fallon, MO. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Stanley Montgomery (who went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2006). Betty is survived by her daughters, Karen Glazebrook, Cheryl (Rich) Barta, Bonita Montgomery, and Melinda (Bobby) Bullock; four grandchildren, Beth (Ed) Courtney, Maggie Barta, Michelle Glazebrook, and Jason (Carrie) Hibbard; three great grandchildren, Danielle (Kevin) Matthews, Alyssa Miller, and Evan Miller; and three great great grandchildren, Harper, Kennedy, and McKenna Matthews.

Betty loved her family and her Lord and Savior. She was of strong Baptist faith and was active in a bible study fellowship where she taught women about the Word of the Lord. Betty was a strong-willed woman who loved her flower garden and had a great sense of humor. She was the family historian and instilled a great sense of work ethic in her children and grandchildren. Betty was a “force to be reckoned with” and she will be missed.

Services will be private but expressions of condolence may be offered at www.alexanderstlouis.com. The family would like to thank Heartland Hospice and the staff at Mt. Carmel of O’Fallon for the loving care provided to Betty and her family. Betty will be laid to rest with beside her husband at Mt. Lebanon Cemetery.

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December 8, 2016

Grandma Betty,
My favorite memory is when you and my grandma Karen lived in the duplex. When I would come over to visit my grandma Karen, I would sneak over to see you and we would watch the soap operas on the television together.

With Love,
Alyssa

October 31, 2016

Betty was my mom;s sister. Betty and Stan lived in Kansas City with Bonita and Melinda and in the late 60's or early 70's, Betty contracted a form of TB. She was on the fifth or sixth floor of the Kansas City University Hospital when Linda and I went to see Betty that first night. The staff had us put on shoes, gown, gloves, mask and hat.
We looked like we were from outer space. We went in and had to introduce ourselves to Betty. I said "this is Terry and Linda". "Betty, you should be wearing this and she said No Sir, I don't want to get what you got".
Love
Terry and Linda Carlson

October 27, 2016

My homage to this matriarch of our little hobbit clan. You were a doer and hard worker. You were practical and taught me these values. You loved candy and you scarred me when you pushed your dentures out.
You made me laugh at our phone conversations. Your touch was a pat on the back or wrestling on the living room floor.
Within the past 10 years, it was leaning into me when I put my arm around you and it was affectionate.
You loved it when I talked politics with you and told you that I loved you. You eventually started saying "I love you" back. Who knew you actually liked your back scratched, I did. I loved having second breakfasts with you. We were just two little hobbits enjoying each other. I will miss you grandma.

Love, Maggie

September 19, 2016

Betty, The coffee is probably better where your are now than the McDonald's coffee that I would bring you. You loved your coffee and I will miss the times we would drink McDonald's coffee together on Saturday mornings.
With all my love, Bobby

September 19, 2016

Dear Aunt Betty I will always remember the last few years when we would talk on the phone. You would tell me stories of how you and dad
grew up. I will miss you dearly. Janet

Gene Carlson

September 19, 2016

Memories--Where to begin. Aunt Betty was my favorite aunt on my Mother's side of the family! She was a fun loving person with such a wry sense of humor. One of the most memorable trips from my childhood was the time Beth and I got on the train in Omaha, NE and traveled to St. Louis to visit Aunt Betty and Uncle Monty. They treated us royally, taking us to two Major League Baseball games; one, the St. Louis Cards & Philadelphia Phillies, the other game was the Cards vs the Brooklyn Dodgers. Other sights they treated us to were the Botanical Gardens and the world class St. Louis Zoo. And of course, we attended the Baptist church where they were active.
In later years, I remember her taking care of our young son Mark when we attended a meeting in Kansas City. Aunt Betty looked so much like my Mom that Mark called her Grandma. Then of course there were the Thanksgiving reunions between the Carlsons and Montgomerys. At least one was in Highland KS at Terry's and another time the Montgomery clan came all the way to Wichita, KS for the event. Such times deepened our bond together. It was a joy to be able to participate in her 90th Birthday celebration not that long ago, again renewing those bonds.
Aunt Betty was a serious Christian who was a student of Bible prophecy and I remember many conversations--some very animated--with her about the Lord's soon return. Some of those conversations were over the phone when she would call from time to time just to check up on us. Well, she made it to heaven before the Lord's return to earth and now she enjoys His presence daily! We look forward to the time when we can join them.
Love
Gene & Janet Carlson

Lisa Knoell

September 19, 2016

I will never see a waffle and not think of Betty! She just loved them. Every time we went out to eat she ordered a waffle whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner. How funny!
I really enjoyed our visits to see Betty and her family these last few years. We always had lots of memories to discuss and many laughs.
Thoughts and prayers are always with you all!!

Rosella Knoell

September 19, 2016

Whenever we went to visit my Aunt Betty and her family she always showed us a great time. She always took us to see something. We took off in the motor home (Monte drove and she told him the route to get there-she gave good direction!) one time and on the way we stopped and picked up makins for sandwiches and ate along the way. We had the best times traveling around. She was a great host.
Betty and I had many nice long visits on the phone to catch up. We enjoyed talking about the past and remembered many good times. I will miss her greatly.

September 18, 2016

Mom, Dad, Thanks for all the wonderful memories that you created for me. Mom, thanks for loving me your way, teaching me that the most important decision that I could ever make in my life would be to trust in Jesus with all of my heart. Thank you for also loving Bobby. He loved you as much as I did, and we still do. Bobby and I still to this day talk about the times that you liked to tease him and how dad would always tell him he had a furniture disease. He would say, "Bob, I think you have a furniture disease. Your chest has gone down to drawers". Oh, how we all had some great times laughing and coming together as a family. I will see both you and dad later, Because Jesus lives, we too shall also live. With Love, Melinda
Bobby too.

September 18, 2016

Mom, I thank Jesus for this past year and the opportunity it has given me to spend time with you as my mom, to sing with you, to hold your hand and tell you that I love you. I think of you often and I still sing. I remember dad all of the time too and look forward to the day that I will see the both of you in our eternal home with the Lord. Maybe, He will want you and me to sing a song together. Thanks for being my mom even when I was not a very pleasing daughter. With Love, Karen

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